More charges over hospital cable theft

more charges over hospital cable theft

A fifth man has been charged following the loss of power at a hospital in Margate.

Thomas Kiely, 27, of Tower Hamlets, London was arrested on Wednesday 3 April 2019.

He was charged by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate with conspiracy to steal and criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

Mr Kiely has been remanded to appear before Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Friday 5 April.

The arrest was made in connection with an incident at around 7.15pm on 20 February 2019, where the power lines were damaged at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Ramsgate Road, Margate.

Four other men were previously arrested on 21 February in connection with the incident:

Noel Mahoney, 23, of Bow, London
Patrick Kiely, 35, of Bromley-by-Bow, London
James Kiely, 37, of Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
Jonathon Whitty, 38 of Bow, London

All four were charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life and attempted theft, and have been remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Crown Court for a hearing on a date to be confirmed.